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Help required finding my bottleneck.

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January 14, 2012 1:50:19 AM

Would just like some help regarding my system that I built two years ago and what would be the best piece to upgrade.
Thanks in advance for all the advice.

i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80
P6X58D Premium
1GB ATI Radeon Sapphire 5870 Vapor X
6 Gigs Ram
750 PSU
Win 7

January 14, 2012 1:56:22 AM

You're pretty balanced there - you can always try overclocking. Get a new GPU if you're looking for better framerates.
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January 14, 2012 1:58:00 AM

Pretty balanced actually. If anything, the graphics.
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January 14, 2012 2:15:49 AM

What resolution are you playing your games at?
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January 14, 2012 2:47:36 AM

The i7 will not be a bottleneck for another year or so, I would upgrade the GPU.
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January 14, 2012 3:41:11 AM

For resolution I play at 1920x1080.

I really appreciate the advice so far guys. Makes me feel like I did a decent job researching my purchase 2 years ago.
If you have any suggestions on 2x GPUs that would last a long time on that board, feel free. Currently I use only 1.
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January 14, 2012 7:07:07 AM

You can probably sell the one you got for 150ish bucks and get a 6970 or a gtx 570.
Of course you can always pay the 150 and get an extra 5870 if you can find one.
Getting 2x6950 1gb would be awesome but i doubt anybody really needs this much of gpu power. TBH my single 6950 plays everything on ultra and looking at 3d mark results shows that your processor is slightly behind in score (look at average histogram charts)
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/940903
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1903564

These are for 2x5870: http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1225989
though keep in mind that you will be getting micro stuttering

This is for a single 6970: http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2016701
There are not many entries but the numbers are so sexy. Choice is yours.
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January 23, 2012 11:29:01 PM

Best answer selected by eversonic.
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January 23, 2012 11:30:09 PM

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